Here is a question from Arthurnet, in case any of you would like to respond
to Micky. I am also interested in any Tir Na Nog/Avalon connections, so
would be happy to see any discussion onlist as well.
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 14:11:32 -0700
From: Micky Upp <[log in to unmask]>
I don't think this is completely off-topic. I was standing in line to
pick up a prescription and they had a television on to help all the ones
waiting for their blood pressure medication to keep their blood pressure
down while they waited and waited and waited. On the TV (I don't know
what channel) was a children's show (I believe), the subtitle of which
was "The Legends of Tir Na Nog." If I understand correctly, this is the
Irish name, or one of them, for the Celtic Otherworld. (Incidentally,
there was a reference to Tir Na Nog as the "land of eternal youth and
beauty" just before the ship sank in "Titanic.") Does anyone know (a)
anything about this show, (b) any connections between Tir Na Nog and
Avalon and other aspects of Arthur's world, that is, anything more vital
than that they were both based on Celtic mythology? More about Tir Na
Nog as a place or a theme?
Thanks for any help.
Post Production Coordinator
School of Cinema/Television
University of Southern California